The best of luck and blessings for this new month. October happens to be one of my favorite months of the year. It's when things really start to change: the weather, the leaves, Sandy. Yep, I become another year older in October.
The year older is something I cannot help. Aging ---- it's inevitable! So, we do everything we can to help it be as good as it can be, correct. That means celebration. We'll see what birthday #59 will bring later this month.
October is also Canadian Thanksgiving. Love the turkey (or perhaps crown rib of pork??), the pumpkin pie, the family round the table and the extra day off to recuperate.
Thanksgiving weekend means an end to the local Farmer's Market. And although that means having to say goodbye to local fresh produce and The Airstream Cafe's wonderful food and coffee, on the plus side it means goodbye to my Market Manager job. My Saturday mornings will be my own again ; so I'm beginning to dream of all the wonderful things that can be done on a Sat moring --- sleeping later, reading the newspaper with my morning coffee, visiting other farm markets as a customer, or finally beginning work on the animal-themed baby quilt that I'm making.
I also like to cook hearty, belly-warming foods on Saturdays --- stews and soups and cheese breads and apple cranberry loaves. Yummy!
Speaking of yummy, this weekend the girls and I went to the city. (Value Village shopping will be featured later for all you thrifters out there.) At the end of the afternoon, just as the temperature was beginning to drop and sweaters were needed, we walked Quinpool Road, enjoying the fading sunshine and the shop windows. We found a great Korean restaurant and dined on this:
|Seafood pancake, an amazing new-to-me soup - Yuk gae jang - and wonderful Beebimbap.|